On December 4, 2013 In Art, Creationism, Evangelicalism, Featured, History, Literature and Reading, Movie Reviews, Myth, Opinion, Toledo Faith and Values
This week I have a piece on Aronofsky’s upcoming movie, “Noah,” over at our local hub for the Religion News Service, Toledo Faith & Values. In it I look at early evangelical criticism of the film—which won’t release until 2014—and what it will take for Noah to be an epic movie. I’m not one to
It’s that time of the year where adults dress up in costumes they’d never want to be seen in at any other time of the year. To celebrate, Brandon Ambrosino interviewed me at The Huffington Post about Halloween and the article just went up (“Satan’s Birthday: A Brief Discussion on Halloween and Christianity”). We
This last week, my newest post “Students of Religion Are Not Necessarily Religious,” went up at Toledo Faith and Values (our local hub of the Religion News Service). According to a new study, religion among college students is divided three ways, and the “nones” (unaffiliated) are dominating the demographic.
The power of bias is immense. It can keep us from seeing our own faults and give us an undeserving certainty about the world. Noticing the biases of others may be easier, especially if you are the unfortunate subject of them, but finding a way to convince them of those biases can feel like
There are no two things that are more important to Americans like religion and politics; nothing divides us like these either. And while polite company is supposed to never discuss either of them, there are those that relish their unfettered mixing, as appears to be the case of the recent Iowa conference, “Rediscovering God
Visual designers talk about the importance of white space to a design. Margins and other unmarked areas not only reduce the visual noise, but they also enhance the text and images by providing balance. Without spaces between the lines, how can the eye distinguish the lines at all?
I’ll just put this out there: I’m fascinated by the recent changes in the numbers for the religious and unaffiliated, especially non-theism. As one who teaches in religious studies, and most-often on the history of religion, it feels like I’m living at a key point of change for religion and non-theism. What factors are
My newest article, “Do the Beliefs of Others Infuriate You?” is up at The Huffington Post. This piece is an attempt to explain some guiding principles that I try to use for myself when engaging those who have beliefs that I disagree with, especially when they are frustratingly bad beliefs. The points I make